Boldin, Daniels on waivers
My regular reminder about checking your waiver wire – I found Anquan Boldin staring at me today. I couldn’t drop Willis McGahee fast enough.
Also, Owen Daniels was available in an ESPN league. Owen Daniels is the No. 1-ranked tight end in standard ESPN leagues.
How does this happen? I have no idea. But what I do know is, I’m not going to leave them for someone else.
Check the wire, you never know what you’ll find.
Speaking of waivers, I have far too many Jacksonville, Seattle, and Detroit players on my teams.
It’s gonna be a long week, but in case you’re wondering, here are some of the guys I picked up on bye-week hunches:
Antonio Bryant (WR) vs. New England
Kevin Williams (DT) vs. Pittsburgh
Cedric Griffin (CB) vs. Pittsburgh
Mohamed Massaquoi (WR) vs. Green Bay
San Diego Defense vs. Kansas City
Keith Brooking (LB) vs. Falcons
Matt Stover (K) vs. Rams
Buffalo defense vs. Carolina
Play your Chargers and your Chiefs
My fantasy extravaganza pick of the week? San Diego vs. Kansas City
Kansas City is 30th in points allowed to offensive players (non-PPR) and San Diego is 25th.
The Chargers are that high and they’ve already had their bye week. Could be a long day for both defenses and a great day for smart fantasy owners who watch their matchups.
Dallas-Atlanta will be fun, too.
About Anthony Gonzalez…
We should all be happy when we make the right choice. I have Anthony Gonzalez in several leagues and resisted the urge to move him in just about every case, but there was one particularly tough choice i had to make.
I had both Chaz Schilens and Anthony Gonzalez in a dynasty league and really needed to make a move. I dumped Schilens, who had a setback this week, and kept Gonzalez, who should start practicing next week.
In this case, I wanted the Peyton Manning-led Colts offense on my side. Yes, I knew JaMarcus Russell scored 14 points last week against the Eagles. I still don’t want him unless I’m in one enormously deep dynasty league.
If Gonzalez is available in your league, go get him. If you already have him on your roster, monitor his status for the Colts game against the 49ers next week.
Anticipation: The Miles Austin encore
I’ve jumped on the Miles Austin hype train and I’m sitting in the front row, only because the conductor keeps punching me every time I stick my head out the window of the engine car.
Ninjas don’t have to take that abuse, unless they want to stay on the train, which I do.
I can’t wait to see how he follows up that enormous game two weeks ago. Will he press or impress?
Team defense vs. kicker
During drafts there’s always a guy who claims that while kickers are all the same, it’s important to take a good team defense.
I’ve already proven the inconsistency of NFL defenses year-to-year, but what about defenses compared to kickers.
I don’t have some crazy formula for you here, just two numbers – 3.13 and 3.26.
Through Week 6, the average difference between the top defense, in standard scoring leagues, and the No. 10 defense is 3.13 points. The difference between the No. 1 and the No. 10 kicker is 3.26.